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MnMnJAUS
Brisbane, Australia

Great view. Great service

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 Dec 2018via mobile
Pete is obviously very invested in making sure this place continues to get great reviews. The only bad reviews seem to be around the time of the devastating Cyclone Debbie which destroyed the area and took a long time to recover.

The good news is that is no longer an issue and they are back to great reviews.

Pros: amazing view, amazing service, good value for money

Cons: bedroom layout is a bit cramped, bed is a bit cheap but for 3 star accommodation this is all pretty standard.
Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

The rainforest retreat had beautiful views, cozy rooms and great facilities. Awesome location, wicked communal area plus stunning indoor pool, good hammock areas for reading. Super clean, friendly and well organised. We even found just basic extra facilities very handy like blender, full kitchen and iron.
We'd like to thank owner/manager Pete who was very accomodating and friendly. Highly recommended even as a local in the area this price was a winner.

Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank Louis G
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Pete H, Manager at Yachtsmans Paradise Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Thanks Louis for your wonderful review.I'm so pleased you enjoyed the amenities in both our Lodges as well as the Retreats Central Facility. I love greeting the many varied visitors from all around the world and enjoy hearing their fascinating experiences on their journeys to us. The central living areas of our Lodges seem to encourage our guests to share their stories with some guests from 5 years ago still Facebook friends today - Just from their meeting at our Retreat. Thanks again for your Review. We hope to see you again soon. Take care. Pete

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Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

I have been travelling for 4 months and I can easily say this is the best accommodation/experience l I’ve had by far. From the moment we arrived, Pete made us feel right at home. Such a genuine and great guy, he was so helpful when we were looking to book any day trips or activities. The resort itself is amazing and almost any room you book has an awesome view, we spotted wild kangaroos, birds, and other wildlife from our room. The location is conveniently close to everything in town. Anyone visiting the area I would highly recommend staying at Pete’s resort, you will not be disappointed. Best of all, the price is so reasonable compared to everything else in the area. This resort has any and everything you’d possibly need during your stay. Would give 10 stars if possible, cannot say enough good things about this place!

Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pete H, Manager at Yachtsmans Paradise Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2018

Thanks Matt for such a wonderful review. I'm so pleased you had a great time with us. We are so lucky living here in paradise with amazing wild life around us and incredible views to the islands and Coral Sea as well as the rainforest and mountain ranges of the Conway National Park behind us. Enjoy the rest of your trip guys. Take care. Regards, Pete

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Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful place , the accommodation is lovely , shared kitchen & lounge with full amenities to cook / BBQ if you wish . We didn’t , plenty of places to eat / drink in Airlie . We only saw 3 couples & just sat & had a chat with them , own room was super , we loved the place , Thankyou Peter

Date of stay: November 2018
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Pete H, Manager at Yachtsmans Paradise Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Thanks guys for your wonderful Review and Rating. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. The Lodges work so well for guests to be able to swap experiences and have a chat. Having the privacy of your own "Hotel room" as well as the added benefit of such great features in the Central Area of the Lodges really works. And the views are incredible. Glad you enjoyed it. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Regards, Pete

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Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Peter was very accommodating and helpful.
The views were amazing. It's in a good location close to town but it's very quiet. There is a great large open balcony at the back nestled amongst the trees. Thanks for a lovely stay.

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pete H, Manager at Yachtsmans Paradise Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2018

Thanks Alli for your wonderful Review. I'm so pleased you loved your stay and our property. We are so lucky being perfectly positioned between the blue of the ocean and the green of the rainforest. Close to the Airlie main street but still feeling a million miles from everything. Hope to see you again up here one day. Take care. Regards, Pete

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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We had the pleasure of staying here for 2 nights on the way up the coast.
It is absolutely amazing. The views are spectacular, the place was spotlessly clean and a comfy bed.
Yes there is a very steep hill but you’re staying right on the edge of a huge rainforest. Some form of transport is needed ideally if you are staying there. We were in a shared villa (4 rooms) but only had 1 other couple at any given time. We like our own space and privacy but actually having the shared areas didn’t bother us as we rarely saw them.
Overall, I would highly recommend this place to stay and would 100% stay there again.

Date of stay: October 2018
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Pete H, Manager at Yachtsmans Paradise Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2018

Thanks guys for your wonderful Review. I'm so pleased you loved your stay and our property. Yes, the double bed studio rooms are within our 4 bedroom Villa/Lodges. Each room is basically like any other hotel room with full private facilities in each room (Toilet, shower, sink/vanity and tea/coffee making facilities. Also a deck off your own room). You also have the added benefit of cooking in the kitchen or on the Bbq on the main deck. These areas are shared by all 4 rooms and it seems to work really well. In essence, if you don't need to cook at all then you aren't actually having to share anything at all. There are also rooms in the Central Facility Building (King and Queen Rooms) that don't share anything other than the main deck which also has a Bbq and the indoor pool. These are mainly booked by guests who don't aim to cook and prefer to be completely away from everyone - especially loved by Honeymooners and Wedding Anniversary experiences. Thanks again for your wonderful Review. See you again soon guys.. Regards, Pete

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